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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

SLAYER CONFIRMED AS BLOODSTOCK SUNDAY NIGHT HEADLINBER 2013

Bloodstock are thrilled to announce that seminal thrash metal legends, SLAYER are confirmed as the third and final headliner for 2013.
 
The Californian four-piece will close the Ronnie James Dio stage on Sunday night at Catton Park,
bringing their face-melting, monster riffs to the metal hoardes.  Guitarist, Kerry King comments; "Can't wait to hit the stage at Bloodstock!  Metal Festival in England?  Fuck yes!!  It's going to be hell on earth and I'm looking forward to having a party with all my British friends."
 
Check out the stone-cold classic Slayer track ,‘Raining Blood’, or this pyro-laden, fan-filmed footage of ‘Hell Awaits’ from this summer’s US Mayhem Festival; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1DhdUIkANw and get ready for the UK's best metal gathering next August.   You can also find out a little info on the new Slayer album (due Autumn 2013), direct from Kerry King, in this chat with Revolver magazine over at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCOcISqU0oU


 
SLAYER joins fellow headliners LAMB OF GOD and KING DIAMOND, plus ANTHRAX, ACCEPT, AVANTASIA, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, MUNICIPAL WASTE, AMORPHIS, DARK FUNERAL, FIREWIND, FOZZY, KATAKLYSM and EX DEO.  Plenty more bands are still to be announced!
 
HOBGOBLIN PRESENTS BLOODSTOCK’S METAL 2 THE MASSES
 
Hobgoblin is excited to unveil its electrifying new partnership with Bloodstock. The collaboration sees both parties teaming up to bring METAL 2 THE MASSES at Bloodstock 2013, offering breaking bands the chance to perform on the Newblood Stage.
 
The road show, aptly titled ‘Hobgoblin presents Bloodstock’s METAL 2 THE MASSES’ will be visiting a host of UK and European venues to seek out the best new acts to grace the stage at Bloodstock Open Air 2013.  Bands will also be in with a chance of playing a number of established European festivals in 2014, along with a wealth of additional prizes.
 
In addition to this, as part of its exclusive sponsorship deal, Hobgoblin will be opening up the search worldwide via Wychwood.co.uk, inviting acts to submit their videos online from December 2012.  The contest will be mirrored on promotional packs of Hobgoblin from January 2013, where fans can vote for their favourite act, with the winner bagging the coveted slot on the Newblood stage.  In exchange for their vote, drinkers also win the chance to take home a whole host of music-related prizes via an ‘instant win’ competition.  
 
Bloodstock’s METAL 2 THE MASSES competition will be open to all genres of rock & metal, so if you’re in a speed, thrash, death, doom, folk, battle, gothic, groove, metalcore, industrial, neo-classical, Nu, post, power, progressive, sludge, stoner, alternative, extreme, symphonic, Viking metal or hard rock act, then get ready to bring the noise!
Visit www.wychwood.co.uk or click here for further information, alternatively ‘like’ Hobgoblin on Facebook or follow @Hobgoblin_beer on Twitter for giveaways and further information on Metal to the Masses.
 
 
BLOODSTOCK WINS UK FESTIVAL AWARD
Here at BLOODSTOCK HQ we are  thrilled to announce our win in the 'Best Medium-Sized Festival' category at the UK Festival Awards 2012, which was held at London's Roundhouse  last week.  The event, which saw over half a million fans and festival go-ers cast their votes over the last month, acknowledges outstanding achievement in the UK live festival industry.  
 
Bloodstock saw off considerable competition from the likes of Latitude, RockNess, The Secret Garden Party and Wakestock to pick up the trophy. Bloodstock Founder Paul Gregory comments, "We want to thank everyone who voted for Bloodstock in the UK Festival Awards.  It shows the overwhelming support the metal fans have for their festival, which always will be by the fans, for the fans."
 
BLOODSTOCK RADIO NOW LIVE
Don’t forget to tune into the UK’s premier rock and metal station at www.bloodstockradio.com.  
 
 EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE UNTIL 15TH DECEMBER
‘SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY’
Bloodstock ‘Early Bird’ tickets on sale until 11.59pm on 15th December (subject to availability) so don’t leave it until the 11th hour as they may well sell out before then.   Click  HERE to buy your ticket for the total bargain price of £100 (plus booking fee) for a four-day weekend pass.  After Dec 15th (or sooner if these limited tickets sell out first), the price will revert to the standard £125 (plus booking fee) for a weekend pass.
 
line up so far:
 
Ronnie James Dio Stage
SLAYER - LAMB OF GOD - KING DIAMOND
ANTHRAX - ACCEPT -  AVANTASIA - AMORPHIS - DARK FUNERAL
DEVILDRIVER - MUNICIPAL WASTE - FIREWIND - FOZZY
KATAKLYSM - WHITECHAPEL - EX DEO plus loads more to be confirmed
 
New Blood Stage
NEGLIGENCE
 
TICKETS WILL RISE FROM
£100 to £125 on December 16th 2012
BUY NOW AT
 
8th to 11th August 2013
CATTON PARK, WALTON ON TRENT, DERBYSHIRE, DE12 8LN
 
BRINGING YOU METAL ON EARTH SINCE 2001
 
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